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Shorten URLs

Shortens URLs written to a specified Cloud Firestore collection (uses Bitly).

How this extension works

Use this extension to create shortened URLs from URLs written to Cloud Firestore. These shortened URLs are useful as display URLs.

This extension listens to your specified Cloud Firestore collection. If you add a URL to a specified field in any document within that collection, this extension:

  • Shortens the URL.
  • Saves the shortened URL in a new specified field in the same document.

If the original URL in a document is updated, then the shortened URL will be automatically updated, too.

This extension uses Bitly to shorten URLs, so you'll need to supply your Bitly access token as part of this extension's installation. You can generate this access token using Bitly.

Additional setup

Before installing this extension, make sure that you've set up a Cloud Firestore database in your Firebase project.

You must also have a Bit.ly account and access token before installing this extension.

Billing

This extension uses other Firebase or Google Cloud Platform services which may have associated charges:

  • Cloud Firestore
  • Cloud Functions

When you use Firebase Extensions, you're only charged for the underlying resources that you use. A paid-tier billing plan is only required if the extension uses a service that requires a paid-tier plan, for example calling to a Google Cloud Platform API or making outbound network requests to non-Google services. All Firebase services offer a free tier of usage. Learn more about Firebase billing.

Usage of this extension also requires you to have a Bit.ly account. You are responsible for any associated costs with your usage of Bit.ly.

How to install this extension

Using the Firebase console

To install and manage extensions, you can use the Firebase console.

Install using console

Using the Firebase CLI

To install and manage extensions, you can also use the Firebase CLI:

Step 1: Run the following npm command to install the CLI or update to the latest CLI version.

npm install -g firebase-tools
Doesn't work? Take a look at the Firebase CLI reference or change your npm permissions.

Step 2: Install this extension by running the following command

firebase ext:install firestore-shorten-urls-bitly --project=projectId_or_alias

Blaze plan required

Supports
Cloud Firestore
Author
License
Apache-2.0
Version
0.1.0